In this episode: The team is sent to an isolated village on an island, and must solve a murder while the unwelcoming villagers whisper of a vampire.
Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way: there are a bunch of boy groups in this post. Apparently, this is the part where I decided to put all the comebacks that have attractive men with intense auras. (Fortunately, the rest of the Top 50 will be more diverse!) I tried to be asContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Four: #21-30”
The songs in the last post ended up being pretty diverse, with lots of different styles and moods. This time, the majority of them happen to be really upbeat and catchy. There are a few that are more emotional and introspective, but I think it’s safe to say my preference for dance tracks will beContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Three: #31-40”
October has been all about the rise of NU’EST W, from topping charts to getting their first ever music show win after five long years. They even got nominated for Best Male Group at the MAMAs this year! (I don’t think they’ll win, but wouldn’t that be nice?) If 2017 in K-Pop has proven anything,Continue reading “That’s Right My Type: An Appreciation Post for NU’EST’s JR”
I’m a little on the fence with EXID. I like the group themselves (Hani is one of my top biases), and I like their music. But none of their songs have really grabbed at me. The only one was “Up and Down,” which I definitely overplayed to death. I was slightly skeptical when they announced a newContinue reading “EXID Comeback: “Night Rather Than Day””
YG’s organization is a running joke with K-pop fans (the company, not Yang Hyung Suk). Creatively, they’re on fire – their artists are widely acknowledged for their talent and popularity, often dominating charts and music shows. But in terms of planning, they’re a hot mess. “In the YG dungeon” has become the term for the many artists whoContinue reading “Winner Comeback Review: “Really Really” and “Fool””
Normally, I avoid teasers because I find them misleading. But GFriend’s teasers got me so hyped. The Awakening, indeed. The popular girl group is clearly ready to their expand their horizons, and this comeback is supposed to signal a big turning point. It turns out that “Fingertip” isn’t that different from their previous work, but it’s a solidContinue reading “GFriend Comeback Review: “Fingertip””
I was expecting January to be a slow time for K-pop, but we still got a lot of great of music. Female artists basically dominated this month for me. A lot of my favorite rookie girl groups had comebacks, Dreamcatcher had a strong debut, Seohyun and Suzy released amazing music, and three of my favorite biases hadContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: January”
I was pretty ambivalent about NCT as a whole throughout 2016. I like “The Seventh Sense,” but “Fire Truck” just isn’t my thing. And I have no connection with NCT Dream, being at least nine years older than any given member. Basically, NCT was a group that I didn’t closely follow. “Limitless” totally changed allContinue reading “NCT 127 Comeback Review: “Limitless””
This summer had a lot of fun releases that perfectly suited the season. It was dominated by girl groups, with the likes of Gfriend, Wonder Girls, I.O.I., and Red Velvet taking a lot of music show wins. My personal list of favorites for summer is female-dominated, so go girl power!